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How Will Orthopaedic Procedures Change in the Next 10 Years?

The OMTEC® 2018 Closing Keynote panel of surgeon entrepreneurs and executives fielded an audience question on ways that surgical techniques will change over the next five to 10 years, and what might that mean for new products. We thought it was great question with insightful answers, which we have recapped here.

Surgeons Seek Innovation in Instruments, Delivery of Care

“We need to address the real problem.” To orthopaedic surgeons on the OMTEC® Closing Panel, the problem is delivery of care. Current instrument options, according to them, lead to changes in surgical planning, downtime between surgeries, significant cost assumed by the hospital or surgery center and inventory management conundrums.

Hospitals, Surgeons Provide Insight into Purchasing Priorities

The OMTEC® 2018 opening Keynote Panel offered perspective on hospital actions and priorities while addressing critical industry topics including pressure from public and private payors, bundled payments, value analysis committees and outpatient surgeries.

Micro C Imaging: Conversations with Chief Medical Executives

Startup company Micro C Imaging is entering the fluoroscopy space by developing a hand-held x-ray and digital imaging device no larger or heavier than a digital camera. 

3 Trends Shaped by Orthopaedics' Focus on Value

What is value in healthcare, really? Its simple definition is the cost and result of an episode of care. Value is a relative term, and the crux of the problem has been that until recently, little mind has been paid to value. We are witnessing the transformation of healthcare. There’s a push to capture cost and outcomes data to support moving from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance medicine. 

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